BumpInTheNight: 52 years! I've been a walmart greeter since I was 16 and I can't retire because walmart.Please kill me!
BizarreMan: Coming up on 20 years.
dg41: Just quit my job of 8+ years. Starting week two.//Hope I didn't make a horrible mistake
rwhamann: Two and a half so far, but it's my first job since retiring after 23 years in the Air Force.
sycraft: Depends on what they mean by same job. I've been working for the same employer for 10 years, but in that time I've been promoted twice. Personally, I don't see why changing jobs is supposed to be such a good thing. If you have a job you like, and that you're good at, why not keep it? This idea that we should always be off chasing "the next big thing" seems silly. In fact, I think it can be rather unhealthy when you get people who are just looking for the next higher salary number, who will leave something that works well for them just in an attempt to get more money that they don't actually need.If you like your job, and it pays for all your needs, then I don't see any reason to go chasing a new one.
gadian: Sometimes leaving is the only way to get what you're now worth. I don't begrudge anyone who has no other option for moving up, but to quit. Other times, lots of times, it's because employers are dicks and most people decide to quit their jobs before they kill themselves.
Ima4nic8or: That is just farking sad and pathetic. How the fark do the job hoppers expect to ever earn a decent pension? Not to mention that it generally takes about 5 years to become really proficient at a job. Its no wonder so many of the folks around me don't know what the hell they are doing. I was with the first company that I started working with for 17 years and have been at my current employer for 11 years and am planning to retire from it in another 19 years.Unless they mean that folks change job within the same company every 4.5 years. I suppose that makes more sense. Then you can ignore everything I just said.Pension? What the hell is a pension?
Snarfangel: Eight and a half years. I work with nice people, and probably a less than normal amount of office aggravation.Sure, sometime I will exclaim "ARRGH! I FEEL LIKE I HAVE A BRAIN TUMOR!" or "PLEASE SHOOT ME NOW BEFORE SOMEONE ELSE CALLS!" but I don't really mean it.BTW, has anyone else noticed that phone lines are like artificial gravity in Star Trek, and never, ever go out (ignoring that one movie)? The server room could be hit with a photon torpedo, and the torpedo would take out the T1, and leave the phone line intact./And you didn't have crew members in Star Trek pestering engineering by saying things "Is this from that update you did last year?" "No, Cap'n, that was a fix for the whooshing noise on the door. This is a harmonic instability in the antimatter coils. Completely different system." Apparently, every problem is traceable to a security update from the distant past, not from them plugging in space heaters into their computer's UPS.
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